As you age, your body can develop imperfections that home remedies and even high-quality skin creams often cannot reverse. This includes unwanted skin conditions like age spots, milia, skin tags, moles,pore hyperplasia, and other pigmentation issues.
CryoPen is an advanced treatment offered at the office of Dr. Elizabeth Roche, M.D. to help you look and feel better about yourself by removing or reducing problematic skin issues like these. Here’s what to know and how to book your appointment at my medical aesthetics office.
What is CryoPen?
CryoPen is a pen-like instrument that treats skin imperfections by emitting extreme cold that is generated from nitrous oxide (NO2) from its tip. Depending on the areas and specific skin conditions needing to be treated, treatment sessions can be over in as quickly as just two minutes.
Being treated with CryoPen is so painless that no topical anesthesia is usually needed and many of my patients are surprised at how comfortable the procedure is. This non-invasive treatment can be used to improve any benign skin lesion that occurs on the face and other parts of the body.
Our CryoPen has two different tip sizes to different skincare needs. They vary slightly in performance, but both send out high-pressure NO2 that freezes skin tags, lesions, discoloration, and other skin issues, helping to shrink them in size and color. I will consult with you in my office to determine the best treatment for you after a thorough exam.
How Does Extreme Cold Help My Skin?
The CryoPen’s tip never touches your skin. It is held 0.5mm to 4mm from the lesion for 5 to 15 seconds, depending on the height of the lesion. A button is pressed and the NO2 gas is then released in a controlled manner. This gas gets as cold as -89 degrees Celsius, or about -128 degrees Fahrenheit.
This extreme temperature immediately crystallizes the fluids contained inside of problem skin cells. This transforms the entire treated area into ice, completely destroying each cell and its protective membrane. Skin lesions will fall off on their own after treatment, leaving the area clear after a short healing period.
How Long Do the Results Last?
CryoPen has been proven to show permanent results after only one to two treatments. The number of treatments you will actually need depends on your specific skin condition and the area needing to be treated. I usually recommend a 1 to 4 week healing period and, depending on the size of the lesion, results may be visible within 1 to 6 weeks after the treatment.
In some cases, a second treatment may be needed, which can be administered depending on the healing time of the first treatment. During your consultation with me, I will provide you with a customized treatment plan designed to minimize downtime while allowing you the time needed for comfortable healing.
Is CryoPen Right for You?
If you’re interested in learning if CryoPen is right for you, contact my office to set up a consultation appointment by calling 201-505-1020. My team and I are excited to help you achieve the best version of yourself that you can feel great about.